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Raw and risky, a new rural romance that explores the dark side of small towns, and the people who put everything on the line to protect them...

Kat Daily is excited to trade her Sydney airport quarantine uniform for an RSPCA inspector’s uniform and a job in the rural town of Walgarra. A fresh start in a new place, where she can make a real difference in the lives of the ani
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ebook, 210 pages
Published February 15th 2017 by Escape Publishing
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Lily Malone
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In 2014, this author wrote my favourite book for the year - the brilliant Unrestrained. Well folks, she has done it again. I just devoured Rhyll Biest's latest book, Shelter, and it's gone with a bullet to my best book of 2017, and it's gonna take a bit of knocking to get it off there!
What did I love about Shelter?
The setting. This is rural romance with a difference, and the blurb does tell us so... there are no rolling valleys, vineyards, sweet-smelling hay bales, mountains, mists, forests, wid
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marlin1
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Leaving Sydney and her job as a quarantine officer behind, Kat Daily travels to Victoria to take up a new position in a country town as a RSPCA Officer. But this is no nice, happy small country town, Walgarra is being over run by ICE and the bikie's that sell it and being an RSPCA officer is quite dangerous, with the murder of the previous officer proof of the matter. Working closely with local policeman Luka Belovuk, who is all brawn and an alpha protective male, their attraction to each other ...more
Dísir
Devirginised from my first Rhyll Biest’s read, “Shelter” quite frankly, raced past the quirky and slid straight into the bizarre for me, even though it was an interesting setup that showcased the menacing, broken down part of rural Australia with equally broken characters littering the pages. But my struggle with this book lay mostly with the characters and the writing style, which do run contrary to my personal tastes.

On their own, Kat and Luka are characters that at best, could function as si
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Talking Books
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kat's introductions and first interactions with the townsfolk of Walgarra were comical and a nice surprise laugh. There were twists in the story and some shock moments that jumped out at this reader. I liked Kat and Luka's characters - each of their respective character layers revealing themselves throughout the read that had the puzzle pieces falling into place well. Their ideas or agendas, while not always obvious, show themselves through the happenings within the story, having some surprise e ...more
Cathy Geha
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the style and feel of this author’s writing. I felt I was in the moment and with the characters seeing just what they did as I read. I wrote an e-mail to my sister telling her to see if she can find this book even before finishing it – I really liked this story in so many ways.

What did I like?
* as mentioned, the author’s writing style
* the strength of both Kat and Luke
* the regard for animal welfare held by most in the story
* the location - in Australia (I like traveling through books
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Claire
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5***** This was a new take on rural romance, showing the darker side of small country towns. The residents, the drug problems, crime, rather than a focus on farming problems. Kat is completely out of her comfort zone both in her new position as an RSPCA inspector and as a new resident in country town Walgarra. She has so many internal issues she is going to need to overcome due to a traumatic childhood if she is going to survive both the job and the cop in town Luka. Luka has issues himself to ...more
Julie
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A highly charged page-turner packed with romance, intrigue and drama, Shelter is an engrossing read you will struggle to put down.

Animal lover Kat Daily wants a fresh start and a new beginning, so she eagerly packs in her job at Sydney airport and heads off to the small rural town of Walgarra, where she is looking forward to her new job as an RSPCA inspector. Protecting the animals she loves is something that is of the utmost importance to Kat and she is looking forward to her new role, however,
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booksofallkinds
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
SHELTER by Rhyll Biest is an unusual story with plenty of raw emotion and conflict to get your teeth into, as well as a little romance thrown in for good measure. Kat Daily is moving away from the only city she has ever known, to have a fresh start in small-town Walgarra as their new RSPCA Inspector. Hoping to leave behind her haunting childhood and do a lot of good in her new role, she is positive that this is the right move for her. But life in this beautiful countryside town is far from idyll ...more
Eunice Robertson
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely, well-written story. I loved the relationship between Luka and Kat, how intense it was. The action is so descriptive that it literally plays a video in your head as you read.Definitely a 5-star read. (I voluntarily reviewed this free ebook).
Helen
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a story that has the best one liners in it honestly the hero Luka and heroine Kat and their banter will have you laughing and smiling throughout this one. Both are in need of some love after being through so much in their childhood and what life has thrown their way so sit back and enjoy their spark filled journey.

Kat Daily has packed up and moved to the small town of Walgarra from Sydney to take on the job of RSPCA inspector she has many issues from her past and is pretty much a loner l
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Annie
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this story. Once I started I couldn't put it down. I loved the way the characters are slowly revealed to us and each other. The hints about Kat's past and the way she reacted in certain situations still left room to be surprised by the truth she hides from the rest of the world. I liked that at the first sign of conflict she froze and assumed the victim role - that was more realistic for her in that situation. Followed by her slow transition to the hero of her own story. This bo ...more
Georgina Penney
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are so many reasons to love this story. I'll set aside the kickass heroine with a bunch of surprises up her sleeve and the hottie cop hero for now and just say that any book featuring animals is going to be high on my to-read list. Especially rescue animals. And better yet, the heroine is the one rescuing them.

Kat is a former quarantine officer with a hilarious talent for spotting shiftiness who relocates to a country Australian town with a bunch of secrets. She's the new RSPCA officer, r
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Wattle
Feb 22, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
This one was just not for me, but I'm sure others will love it!

DNF at 11%

I usually try to get a quarter of the way through a book but I just couldn't with this one. The writing is good but the characters and story itself had zero interest to me - and if I'm honest, I'm not so sure I want to know what goes on at the RSPCA and now awful humans can be.

I do have another book by the same author on my kindle, different genre (paranormal I believe - demons!), that I'm going to give a whirl soon :)
MeganTheNinja
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A unique and heart warming love story that all fans of romance should read!
Dawn
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this story with the main characters against the back drop of small town and mysteries to solve. First book by this author that I have read and was good page turner.

Ebook from netgalley and publishers with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
Maria
Feb 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Two lost souls will be crossing their paths in the lonely rural village of Walgarra. There's been a murder and Kat Daily and Luka Belovuk will try to discover who killed him if they are not distracted by their mutual passion.

I thought this was a mystery book, but it has more erotism than mystery, yes, there is a crime, but the detective Luka Belovuk doesn't try very much to catch the killer. Instead he prefers to centre his attention to the new member of the RSPC, Kat, who has an obscene imagina
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Cathy
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I have to say overall I liked the romance and even the strong female lead of this book BUT...I didn't like her having an inner voice named Galenka as that was a little frustrating and odd.

I love how Luka and Kat met and how they both described each other in their heads. You could tell they thought the other was attractive but it didn't scream I WANT THEM. I liked that it was slower and yet you always saw that attraction. Sexual innuendos are always fun and add a little humor to the book.

I just
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